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Offline JackF

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Loading the gun in safe mode
« on: January 04, 2018, 01:07:17 PM »
Might be a dumb question but, whats the reasoning for having to be in fire mode to load the gun and not safe?

Offline Buckshot Barry

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Re: Loading the gun in safe mode
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2018, 01:32:09 PM »
The way the trigger group is designed you can not cycle the bolt if the hammer is down and the safety is on

This is a huge mental deal for me when shooting competitively and the stage requires the firearm to be hammer down / safety on and no magazine at the sound of the beep.

Offline JackF

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Re: Loading the gun in safe mode
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2018, 02:23:56 PM »
Thanks for the reply

Offline Obiwan

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Re: Loading the gun in safe mode
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2018, 07:34:45 PM »
That doesn't mean you can't load it safely. I always do this:
1) No magazine, charge it (hammer cocked).
2) Engage safety.
3) Insert magazine.
4) Charge it again to load a round into the chamber.

Offline Matt101

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Re: Loading the gun in safe mode
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2018, 08:25:29 PM »
That doesn't mean you can't load it safely. I always do this:
1) No magazine, charge it (hammer cocked).
2) Engage safety.
3) Insert magazine.
4) Charge it again to load a round into the chamber.
Unnecessary


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Offline Matt101

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Re: Loading the gun in safe mode
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2018, 08:25:52 PM »
The way the trigger group is designed you can not cycle the bolt if the hammer is down and the safety is on

This is a huge mental deal for me when shooting competitively and the stage requires the firearm to be hammer down / safety on and no magazine at the sound of the beep.
What comp requires that?


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Offline Buckshot Barry

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Re: Loading the gun in safe mode
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2018, 09:59:07 PM »
Out of my 4 matches shooting USPSA PCC,  I've only had to do that on one stage. So not very often I guess.

The worse part is I kinda new that was the way a Scorpion worked, but wasn't able to verify it until everything was staged and the beeper went off.

I've shot competitively for 15 years, just not USPSA. I wasn't sure if my carbine could be dry fired at the Safe Table at the time so I went to the line with doubts in my head.

 

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